At tonight's SPIN (software process improvement network), the speaker covered the Maxwell Curve which points out with Scrum the maximum productivity is at less hours because they work so intensely. Anybody have thoughts on whether it is the Scrum methodology that is causing the earlier peak or the more intensive focus/work. Personally, I am much more productive (if you measure on a work accomplished per day or week) if I work 40 hours vs 60 hours per week - the two peaks on the Maxwell Curve. It has nothing to do with Scrum (which we don't use) or process though. It has to do with not being so tired I can't think as fast/efficiently.
My opinions along with many others are in the Jobs Discussion thread on productivity. This thread is more about the process, causes and how it relates to the Maxwell Curve. Whereas the Jobs Discussion thread goes in a different direction.